Saturday, 08 August, 2020

Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande lead, quarantine categories added

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Adrian Cunningham | 02 August, 2020, 06:37

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R&B duo Chloe x Halle, who have successfully promoted their new album during the pandemic with impressive live performances mostly put on in their tennis court and outside their new home, are nominated for best quarantine performance for 'Do It' from MTV's virtual prom Prom-athon.

"I hope you all will celebrate yourselves in this moment, everyone should be nominated for an award right now".

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The South Korean septet's "ON", the lead song on the band's album "Map of the Soul 7", was nominated in the categories of Best Pop, Best Choreography and Best K-pop, according to MTV's website.

Billie Eilish, who swept the Grammy awards in January, won six VMA nominations in a lineup dominated by women, including rapper Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift.

BTS, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Future, Karol G, and Doja Cat - who topped the charts this year with her Dr. Luke-produced smash 'Say So' - also earned three nods each.

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One of the biggest prizes at the VMAs, which does not separate categories by gender, is artist of the year.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby - that launched No. 1 pop hits this past year - got three distinct each, such as bids for artist of the year.

Other nominees for Best Pop include Halsey's "You Should Be Sad", Jonas Brothers' "What a Man Gotta Do", Justin Bieber's "Intentions" featuring Quavo, Lady Gaga's "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift's "Lover".

This year's show introduces two new categories reflecting the current pandemic times: best music video from home and best quarantine performance.

The 2020 VMAs will air on August 30 (Aug. 31 in the Philippines) "across MTV's linear and digital platforms from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as from various iconic locations throughout New York City's five boroughs", according to MTV.

NY governor Andrew Cuomo previously said the ceremony "will follow all safety guidance, including limited or no audience".

Winners are chosen by fans who vote online.